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October 29, 2010

Coakley Ames Writing Excellence Award

We are pleased to announce the Coakley Ames Writing Excellence Award for undergraduate writing. This award is made possible by a generous donation from the Coakley Ames family to recognize writing in higher education. The Department of Writing Studies will offer two $100 awards each year: one award in First-Year Writing, and one award in a 3xxx or 4xxx level course. Nominations can be made by students or by instructors, and the deadline is January 4, 2011.

More details about eligibility, criteria, and deadlines for the Coakley Ames Writing Excellence Award are available on the Department of Writing Studies website.

October 25, 2010

Writing Studies Parlor

The Parlor Committee would like to invite everyone to this year's first event.

Who: Professor Haas
What: "Building and maintaining contexts in Interactive Networked Writing:
An examination of deixis and intertextuality in Instant Messaging"

Where: Nicholson Hall Room 201
When: Wednesday November 3rd, 12pm

Parlor is a time for graduate students and professors to share their research with the Writing Studies community through presentation and discussion. If you are interested in presenting at a Parlor, please get in touch with Ed Hahn, Timothy Oleksiak, or Tom Wright.

October 20, 2010

Today is National Day on Writing

You are a writer. In a dozen different ways you indulge in and suffer though the work of constructing symbolic language. Articles, essays, exams, applications, love notes, shopping lists, theorems, riddles, poems, manifestos. You are a writer.

Don't you think that that should be celebrated? We do.

On Wednesday, 10/20, join the Center for Writing, First-Year Writing, the Weisman Art Museum, and the Department of Writing Studies -- not to mention fellow writers across the country -- in stimulating and entertaining events and activities to celebrate the second annual National Day on Writing. Here is the line up of events on our campus

* Submit your writing to Write@U: The U of Minnesota Gallery of Writing (all day, every day)
* Stalled Writing: A Day on Writing Participatory Public Art Project (all day; ground and 1st floor bathrooms; Nicholson Hall)
* InTentsive Writing: The Big Tent of Writing (11:00 am - 2:30 pm; ground floor lobby; Nicholson Hall)
* Artful Writing: Writing With, Through and About Art with the Weisman Art Museum (9:30 - 11:30 am; 135 Nicholson Hall, advance registration appreciated)
* Rethinking Writing: Digital Storytelling in the College Classroom (11:45 am - 1:15 pm; Nicholson Hall; advance registration required)
* Professors Write: A Roundtable on Faculty Writing and Faculty Writing Support (2:00 - 3:30 pm; 123 Burton Hall; advance registration appreciated)
* Pick up a free pencil at Student Writing Support in 15 Nicholson (9:00 am - 4:30 pm) and 9 Appleby (10:30 am - 4:00 pm)